Putin will hold a “Straight line”, June 7

MOSCOW, may 27. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a “Straight line”, June 7, reported the press service of the Kremlin.

For Putin, this will be the first “Straight line” in a new six-year term on the main state office and the 16th since 2001. Putin 11 times answered questions of inhabitants of the country as President and four as Prime Minister.

As reported a press-service of the Kremlin, the annual special program “Direct line with Vladimir Putin” will begin June 7 at 12:00 Moscow time on air of the First TV channels, Rossiya 1, Rossiya 24, OTR, radio stations “Mayak”, “Vesti FM” and “Radio of Russia”. Ask questions by calling, sending an sms or mms message or via the program website or dedicated mobile app. References to “Straight line” is also taken from user social networks “Vkontakte” and “Schoolmates”, where in formal groups, you can send a text question or a video. In addition, directly during a broadcast to enter a direct video link with the Studio will be users of applications “Moscow – Putin” and OK Live.

Questions will be accepted from 08:00 GMT 27 may until the end of the program on 7 June. The most interesting and actual of them will be given to the President during the live broadcast.

To reach a Unified message center from anywhere in Russia by number 8-800-200-40-40. Calls from landlines and mobile phones are free. From abroad to call the call centre, please call +7-499-550-40-40, +7-495-539-40-40. Questions in the form of sms and mms messages are accepted to the number 0-40-40 only phones with Russian operators. Sending messages for free. Ask questions only in Russian and volume no more than 70 characters.

Send your question through the website moskva-putinu.ru. There’s also detailed information available about the upcoming “Straight line”, the communication methods with a Unified message center, an archive of previous programs.

7 June on the website of the program and the Public television of Russia (OTR) will be available to stream sign language.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov previously predicted that the format of “Straight line” in 2018 will be somewhat different from past years. “This year’s “Direct line” provides a variety of innovations. The essence of this unique global practice with substantial and technical point of view the event will remain the same, but it will be slightly enriched in terms of geography, scope of communication in accordance with the technological advances that are at our disposal,” he promised reporters the representative of the Kremlin.

“Direct line with Vladimir Putin” – a television program, during which the President responds live to questions of ordinary citizens of Russia and other countries. For the first time this format of communication was organized on 24 December 2001. In the future, such sessions have been held annually, except in 2004 and 2012. In 2017, the “Straight line” was held June 15.

In direct contact with Putin

Questions of Russians for the “Straight line” going a few days, taking them through different communication channels. The most interesting and relevant of them sound live. Also in 2017 during the broadcast you could organize your channel with Studio “Straight line”.

In the tradition of “Straight line” – opening outbound television stations in different parts of the country. Therefore, residents of settlements or employees of certain companies get the opportunity to speak directly to the head of state.

Past experience says that most Russians are concerned about the problems of industry, construction, transport, communication, labour and wages, environment and natural resources, housing, health, education. As noted by Sands, traditionally “a lot comes everyday stories in which people asked the President for help.”

The head of state himself the last few days before the “Straight line” pays special attention to the preparation to the conversation. How called this process Peskov, Putin holds “upgrade information” – refreshes the statistics, talking to Ministers, heads of agencies.

The representative of the Kremlin has repeatedly assured that the regulations of the “Straight line” does not exist, Putin himself decides how long the conversation on live television. In 2001 the head of state was addressed to 400 thousand issues in the future their number is constantly increasing and now stands at several million. The record “Straight line” was set in 2013, when Putin answered questions for 4 hours and 48 minutes. In 2017, the conversation took 3 hours 56 minutes.